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Horizon Scan for Emerging Issues in Bioengineering (Invite only workshop)

November 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This horizon-scanning exercise focused on identifying new and emerging issues in bioengineering. Using a structured process of soliciting input from a diverse range of people with experience in various issues around bioengineering (e.g. from industry, policy and research perspectives), the exercise aimed to gain a better understanding of risks and opportunities in the field.

The full process – led by CSER post-doctoral researcher Bonnie Wintle – took place over five months, including a workshop on 3rd November 2016. The exercise will result in a co-authored publication that outlines the top emerging issues.

CSER was partnered in organisation of the exercise by Cambridge University’s Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative, and Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute.

The workshop was supported by grants from the Hauser-Raspe Foundation, and the Templeton World Charity Foundation – as part of the Managing Extreme Technological Risks programme.


November 3, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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David Attenborough Building
Pembroke St
Cambridge, B2 3QY


The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk; Centre for Law, Medicine and the Life Sciences; Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative
Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative
Future of Humanity Institute